Burglars Burst Into Home, Girl Hides In Closet

HIALEAH (CBS4) – Two burglars bursting into a Hialeah house sent the 12-year-old inside diving for cover in a closet Monday.

Cynthia Valdes said she called her dad when she heard two men banging on the front door. Her father told her to hide inside a bedroom closet and call 911. By the time she had done so, the men had broken into the home and were ransacking it.

Cynthia said at first she thought of the worst.

“They were gonna get me and take me away and I wasn’t gonna see my parents again or anybody in my family,” she said.

Fortunately that didn’t happen. The young girl was able to remain calm enough to describe everything to police as it unfolded.

“It was very scary she was very scared on the phone,” said Albert Gonzalez, her brother. “But she’s a very strong courageous girl.”

When officers arrived they say Michel Torres and Pedro Estrada were running out of the front door of the home  in the 900 block of West 79th Street. Investigators are questioning the pair to see if they can be linked to a host of similar crimes in the area.

But police can’t seem to say enough about the brave little girl.

“She did a great job, she did a phenomenal job,” said Det. Eddie Rodriguez of the Hialeah Police Department.  “She locked herself in a room. She was very quiet. She called 911.”

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Comments

One Comment

  1. m says:

    Wow, thank god they did not see her.

  2. GET GIRL says:

    I AM GLD THAT THEY GET CAUGHT BEFORE THEY BREAK IN SOMEONE ELSE HOUSE BEFORE SOMEONE GET HURT THE JUDGE SHOULD GIVE THEM A LOT OF TIME FOR THIS CRIME

  3. Mari says:

    Quick thinking on her part!. Congratulations.

  4. lmrg78 says:

    Good job for both the girl and police!

  5. BrickellPrincess says:

    Looks like Michel Torres and Pedro Estrada are due for a community style beating when they get released.

  6. MiamiMex says:

    Please send these losers far away. What bout their place of birth?

    And send a bill to the country where their parents were born.

    I say this not knowing or caring which country it was but we taxpayers are spending too Manu dollars on criminals.

    .

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